Lingua inglese (corso avanzato)
- Advanced english Classe: LM-77
- A.A. 2018/2019
- CFU 6, 6(m)
- Ore 40, 40(m)
- Classe di laurea LM-77, LM-77(m)
Language: The course is meant for students with an intermediate-to-advanced level of proficiency of the English language (CEFR: B2-C1).
ICT: The course is technology-enhanced; students need to be computer-literate and have a working e-mail address.
The course is designed for learners of advanced English who want to function effectively in an international business environment by developing both their language skills and their intercultural skills in English.
By the end of the course students will be able to: read and interpret specialized texts in management, economics and finance - write a business report - give a presentation - understand the role of culture in international businesses and how it can impact negotiations - reduce conflict in verbal communication - advice companies on reconciling cultural differences.
In an increasingly global business environment understanding and managing cultural differences is key to successful negotiations.
The course provides students with the key skills necessary to navigate negotiations where partners may differ in terms of culture, communication style, time orientation, as well as personal and professional backgrounds.
Drawing on inspirational advice from leading figures in the world of cross-cultural communication, this course covers all types of oral and written communication, from meetings to negotiations, telephone calls to emails, and deals with situations ranging from working in international teams to managing conflict.
Based on authentic interviews with people from the world of business and extracts from meetings that exemplify the communication strategies presented, the course provides learners with the essential language, skills and techniques needed for successful intercultural negotiations and cover topics such as relationship-building, developing flexible thinking, managing conflict, bargaining and the powers of persuasion.
- 1. (A) Gary P. Ferraro, Elizabeth K. Briody The Cultural Dimension of Global Business Routledge, ISBN 9781138202290, 2017 » Pagine/Capitoli: 330 pages
- 2. (A) Jean-Claude Usunier Intercultural Business Negotiations Routledge, ISBN 9781138577015, 2019 » Pagine/Capitoli: 376 pages
- 3. (C) Adrian Holliday Understanding Intercultural Communication, 2nd. ed. Routledge, ISBN 9780815352396, 2019 » Pagine/Capitoli: 240 pages
- 4. (C) Martin Hewings Advanced grammar in use Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2014
- 5. (C) Felicity O'Dell, MIchael McCarthy English collocations in use - Advanced Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008
Students are encouraged to use an electronic portfolio to provide evidence of learning. An e-portfolio provides a means of collecting, documenting, reflecting on, and sharing various experiences and texts (written, visual, multimedia, etc.). It would, at a minimum, be a record of the coursebook activities and projects attempted, responses to any differences between their "answers" to activities and the comments provided, and feedback and reflection on the projects carried out. But it could include any other examples of texts which students came across which they can relate, through commentary, to the theories in the textbook and which may be shared with other students. It might also contain general reflection on their responses to the coursebook and what they find most useful and interesting, or contentious. Through an e-portfolio students will create their own personal learning space for the course.
Teaching and learning is organized according to ILV methodology (Information / Laboratory / Verification), which provides informative moments, followed by analysis and reconstruction workshops that allow students to turn theory into practice, and develop reflective thinking on their own learning processes and products.
A mix of the following teaching techniques will be used:
- Case studies
- Group work
- Individual research